A development of luxury Lichfield apartments has beaten off worldwide competition for a prestigious award.
The Malt House, a project between Mar City Homes and local architects Brownhill Hayward Brown, triumphed in the Residential Retrofit Design category at the Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards.
The development of 25 one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments and duplexes was shortlisted at the ceremony, which saw projects from 30 countries across five continents make the cut across its 15 categories.
Built in 1891, the former home of Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries – which later became Marston's – drew on the inspiration from the building's original features and restored antique pieces which included the steel columns and wooden beams.
Architects Brownhill Hayward Brown secured consent for the Grade II-listed building with a scheme respectful of the site's legacy while still meeting the demands of modern living.
Andrew Hayward, director at Brownhill Hayward Brown, said: "The Malt House is a prime example of the industrial architecture from the Victorian era and was home to one of the three surviving malt house kilns in the country, so only a highly sensitive design to respect the industrial archaeology would be accepted.
"We have great experience with conservation projects such as this, where high-quality design can transform a rundown building.
"The loft apartments were designed to respect the structure of the building and we've been respectful to the many original features throughout The Malt House."